HORSLIPS

Tall Tales – The Official Biography

By
Mark Cunningham
Horslips

The first book dedicated to the history of HORSLIPS, the legendary pioneers of Celtic Rock. With a detailed timeline, exclusive interviews, previously unpublished photography and a wealth of memorabilia including handwritten lyrics and session notes.

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€24.99
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Hardback:
288 pages
Size:
280x220 mm
ISBN:
9781847175861

'...above all, Horslips play it loud.' NME Magazine

Featuring a detailed timeline of events, exclusive interviews, previously unpublished photography and a wealth of memorabilia including original handwritten lyrics and session notes, this is the long-awaited, first-ever book dedicated to the history of HORSLIPS, the legendary pioneers of Celtic Rock. Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary from the release of their classic concept album, The Táin, it chronicles the unprecedented rise, innovation and 21st century reunion of the band who uniquely fused traditional tunes with hard-edged rock and ancient mythological themes to give Irish music a new and exciting international identity.

A devoted Horslips fan since his early teens, Mark Cunningham first interviewed the band in 1995, for Hot Press magazine. Later, he created the souvenir brochures for the band’s reunion tours, and produced videos for their general promotion.

Mark’s early career was focused on work as a bass guitarist, composer and producer. He produced the first official BBC Children In Need charity single, and played a supporting role with several well-known artists.

Moving into music journalism in the early ’nineties, Mark contributed to a wide range of magazines, as well as writing two popular reference books – Good Vibrations: A History Of Record Production and Live & Kicking: The Rock Concert Industry In The Nineties.

In 1998, Mark co-founded TPi (Total Production International) – a monthly magazine for the live industry – and its associated annual TPi Awards event.

Since leaving TPi in 2011, he has worked in a marketing role for leading live sound company Clair Global, as well as advising on numerous entertainment production initiatives worldwide.

Mark lives in Southend-on-Sea, in the south-east of England.

For further information on Mark’s career activities, please visit www.froog.net

a winner 

RTE Guide

beautifully produced

Ireland AM

the definitive coffee table music book

Ireland AM

go out and buy this book

Ireland AM

terrific

Sunday World

Superb recollections … a stream of information, anecdotes, and surprises

Irish Times

the book is a repository of previously unpublished memorabilia and of high-quality design … expertly laid out

Irish Times

a thing of beauty

RTE Guide

 

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